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American College of Physicians Recommends Massage for Low Back Pain

Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM by MTTI
Low back pain a problem? Doctors now say: Before you reach for the Advil, consider massage therapy. Back pain is one of the most common injuries suffered by Americans. Sometimes referred to as " throwing your back out," an acute but temporary flare-up of pain in the low back is the second most common neurological ailment and the most common cause of job-related disability. Historically, doctors have recommended that patients take over-the-counter (and sometimes prescription) pain medication to treat this condition. However, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians encourage back pain sufferers to try complementary and alternative medicine including yoga, acupuncture, and massage therapy to reduce their pain. 

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Massage Therapy Training as a Professional Safety Net

Aug 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Massage Therapy Training Institute

High school graduation is an exciting time, but it can also be a scary one. In today’s economy, there are a lot of unknowns. Studying massage therapy provides you with a reliable way to support yourself no matter what direction your career path takes you.

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How To Choose The Best Massage School For You: Curriculum

Jul 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM by MTTI

The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program. Every massage school will teach different information, and determining which information is most valuable and important to you will allow you to choose the school that is the best fit for your interests and career goals.

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How To Choose The Best Massage School For You: Schedule

Jul 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM by MTTI

Does your massage school fit into your life?

Different massage schools offer different schedules. It is important to be realistic about the limitations and demands on your schedule (work, financial realities, children, relationships, etc) and to choose the program that will best fit into your life. 

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Massage Careers: Medical Massage Therapist

Apr 25, 2016 1:53:44 PM by MTTI

Medical Massage Therapist Career Summary

As more people come to appreciate the healing benefits of massage therapy, careers in medical massage are becoming more available to qualified massage therapists. Well paying salaried, full and part time positions are often available to massage therapists who are interested in working in the healthcare industry. There are many specializations within the healthcare industry, such as working at a hospital, with the elderly, in physical therapy and rehabilitation, hospice, pediatrics, chiropractic, integrative medicine, and more. This work is fulfilling and challenging, and is best suited to those therapists who are interested in a more traditional job setting.

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Massage Schools in New Mexico

Mar 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI
New Mexico is often thought of as an alternative haven, a place where seekers come to find a different kind of life amongst the high desert and beautiful mountain vistas. It's no wonder, then, the state has over 3000 licensed massage therapists, who serve New Mexicans from the artsy town of Taos to the oil-rich fields of Hobbs. The state has several massage schools catering to students of many different persuasions, but all of them focus on strong preparation for a profession of healing.

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How a Medical Massage Program Helps Graduates

Mar 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM by MTTI

The stellar reputation and longevity of Massage Therapy Training Institute comes from having only and always offered a medical massage program. We often speak about the relevance, power, and versatility of a medical massage program - but what does that actually mean for the sucesss of our graduates who are working as massage therapists in the field?

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What Will You Learn At Massage School? An Overview

Mar 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM by MTTI
 
People outside the massage field seem to picture massage school as a hippie place where students light candles, sway, and massage each other all day. But that couldn't be further from the reality of massage school, which is grounded in anatomy, technique, and serious study of all of the skills you'll use in your future as a massage therapist. Read on if you'd like to know more about what you'll actually learn in massage school. 

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What is a Medical Massage Curriculum - and why is it important to you?

Jan 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

Medical massage is defined by Massage Today Magazine as massage that “is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition."

In other words, medical massage is the usage of massage to treat a medical condition. At a medical massage school, the student is viewed as a true health care professional, and the curriculum is rigorous and medically-based. The Anatomy and Physiology classes are comparable to medical school level courses, and often there is a strong focus on treating injuries. Ideally there will be focus on injury treatment in the hands-on Clinical portion of the program as well, such as MTTI’s Externship treating real injuries on athletes at New Mexico State University.

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My Experience as a Hospital Medical Massage Therapist

Oct 19, 2015 2:41:00 PM by Melissa Madrill

After graduating from a medical massage program, I knew I wanted to work in the health care field. My first experience practicing medical massage in a health care setting was working at a hospital as an Oncology Massage Therapist. It was one of the most rewarding and awe-inspiring experiences of my life.

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